That time of year is rapidly approaching -- Black Friday. Black Friday is typically the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and an indicator of how well retailers will fare throughout the holidays. In fact, many retailers report that the majority of their holiday season sales happen on this…Continue
Added by Misti Miller on November 24, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments
In my last blog article, I discussed the importance of building rapport with leads through the use of “Why Buy From Me” and “Lead Response” videos personalized for each customer. Now I would like to take this one step further -- Building rapport should in fact start much earlier than simply upon the receipt of a…Continue
Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is conducting a survey on the usage of mobile tablets in the dealership. How many of you are using mobile tablets in the sales process, in the F&I process and in fixed ops? We would like to find out and we appreciate your input!
We're inviting all auto dealer personnel to participate. Participants who complete the survey will be entered into a random drawing to win a $400 Visa gift card. In less than ten minutes--or the time it takes to finish…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on November 18, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Forget for a moment whether a sales consultant’s work area is messy, or if there are smudges on the windows. Let’s look a little closer at what a customer could see, hear…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 18, 2014 at 8:49am — No Comments
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ALBANY, N.Y. – November 17th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that it has completed integration of its dealership management system, Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS), with BMW of North America's (BMWNA) DMS Data Transfer system. BMW dealers using Auto/Mate's DMS can now enjoy seamless bi-directional…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on November 17, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments
That classic line from the song “Somebody to Love” by legendary band, Queen epitomizes the destination for consumers and the goal of all salespeople. There’s not a doubt in my mind that you’ve heard the phrase “People buy from people they like.” In the past, a consumer had to come into a dealership to start the car…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on November 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
In a perfect world, shoppers would be able to find your dealership’s unique selling points, such as your amenities, “why buy” statements, and your specials on your website.
However, that’s not always the case. Many times websites have too much or too little information, or shoppers are just too lazy to navigate the pages and find a reason to buy from you.
If you aren’t providing an effortless online shopping experience, chances are these shoppers…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on November 13, 2014 at 12:51pm — No Comments
So I have a friend who called me up in late June and asked me for some help. His daughter, who had graduated college the year before, was having trouble finding a job. He knew I’m in the automotive industry and wanted to know if there might be an opportunity for his daughter. Knowing Tammy, I was thrilled to think that this bright young woman would have an interest in an industry that I love so much.
Although her college had been paid for, Tammy, not one to be idle, worked…Continue
A few years ago, car dealers across the nation were caught in the net of a struggling economy. Fewer sales compounded by budget conscious customers caused many car dealerships to restructure their corporate operations, reduce staff and tighten their wallets. Many dealership owners, along with their manufacturers, were…Continue
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ALBANY, N.Y. – November 3rd, 2014 –Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) has been honored as one of the thirty “Best Places to Work” in New York State’s Capital region by the Albany Business Review. It is the fifth year in a row that Auto/Mate has received the distinction.
Added by Mike Esposito on November 3, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments
For many car owners, their vehicles become an extension of their lives, a partner, and something that they have a true emotional bond with. In most places, cars are necessary to life. We use them to get to work, visit friends and family and take our kids to football practice. According to…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on November 3, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments
In the modern day, auto dealership owners are being encouraged to tap into the benefits of mobile marketing. So, what are the reasons why a dealership should use mobile marketing? Is it the only effective form of marketing today? Does it mean that other forms of marketing are obsolete? Mobile marketing is in no doubt among the best forms of marketing today. The use of mobile devices has been on the rise in recent times and thus business owners find it…Continue
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ALBANY, N.Y. – October 27th, 2014 –Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced the successful completion of its first annual User Summit for auto dealers. Dealers and managers from around the country attended the summit on September 19th in Albany, NY. The User Summit was designed for Auto/Mate's dealer clients to learn the newest features of Auto/Mate's dealership management system…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on October 27, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments
The Six Things You Must Have to Respond to an Offer to Buy Your Dealership…
Added by Gordon Wisbach, Jr. on October 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
You don’t have to live in a bustling city to see that people are in a hurry. Compared to even ten years ago, it seems that everyone is in a rush to get something done fast and with as little inconvenience as possible. The reality is - people have less time, which means they demand more of businesses, including your…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on October 23, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments
ALBANY, N.Y. – October 20th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today the integration of its dealership management system (DMS) with etfile's electronic document management solution. Auto dealerships using the etfile document…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on October 20, 2014 at 12:33pm — No Comments
I had just finished reading this article on marketsoft.com about customer loyalty, when a business associate told me about a similar situation that happened to him. In his mailbox was a glossy, oversized postcard offering a…Continue
Sean V. Bradley "Money Mind Mapp" Keynote Speech - Internet Sales 20 Group - Boston, MA -…Continue
Added by Sean V. Bradley on October 16, 2014 at 9:54pm — No Comments